|Cumby baseball wins district opener; North Hopkins softball beats Winnsboro|
|From Staff Reports|
Cumby 7 Wolfe City 4
March 1, 2006 - WOLFE CITY - The Cumby Trojans started District 14-A action out the right way on Tuesday, going up 5-0 in the first inning and then holding off Wolfe City.
The first-inning highlights were provided by left fielder Josh Petty, whose two-run homer also brought in brother Jake Petty, who had singled. Josh also had a single in the third.
In the second, Josh Rodriguez homered for Cumby to increase the Trojan lead to 6-0.
Rodriguez also pitched a complete-game, though it was in relief. He came on in the first after starter Steven Boss had walked the bases loaded with no outs. Rodriguez then struck out the middle of the Wolfe City batting order to get out of the jam without a run being scored. He went on to allow just four hits while striking out 10 in his first pitching appearance of the season.
Cumby (2-1,1-0) now plays North Hopkins in the first round of the Celeste tournament on Thursday.
Celeste 13, Miller Grove 1
MILLER GROVE - Miller Grove junior pitcher Cole Schoenky gave up eight runs - four earned - in 2 2/3 innings against the Celeste Blue Devils in a 13-1 loss Tuesday night to open District 14-A.
Brady Harmon came into the game for Miller Grove and gave up five earned runs in 2/3 of an inning, while freshman Reece Evans pitched the final 1 2/3 innings.
Miller Grove senior James Weaver went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored, while Harmon went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Taylor Morris and Jordan Lennon also had hits for the Hornets.
North Hopkins 6, Winnsboro 5
WINNSBORO - KayLee Cotten pitched a complete-game six hitter in a 6-5 victory over Winnsboro Tuesday night.
Cotten gave up five runs and two walks while strking out five batters, while Ashley Wilson, Chastin Smiddy, Katie Williams and Cayla Newkirk recorded hits in the game.
Williams had the game-winning RBI on a bunt in the sixth inning.
Coach Jim Westbrook praised the play of Maegan Baxter at catcher and said aggressive base running, bunting and timely hitting were the keys to winning the game.